Steam’s Cloud is, for the most part, an awesome feature. It stores all of your game saves in Steam’s Cloud so you don’t have to use space saving games to your computer’s hard drive, and syncs game saves across platforms. Whether you just want to have a copy of your Steam Cloud game saves stored locally, or you’re running into problems and you need to pull down a game save to try and load it manually, Steam makes it incredibly easy to download your Steam Cloud game saves.
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Steps to View and Download Steam Cloud Saves
- Open a web browser, and then navigate to the Steam remote storage site. I’ll include a link to that website in this video’s description and pinned comment. You’ll land on the View Steam Cloud screen, where you’ll see a list of all of the games you have saved in Steam Cloud, and the number of save files associated with those games.
- Click “Show Files” associated with one of the games you want to see all of the Steam Cloud saves for. A list of the Steam Cloud saves associated with that specific game are shown.
- Find the Steam Cloud for that game that you want to download, and then click “Download.” From there you can choose where you want to save that Steam Cloud saved game file to your computer.
Reasons to Download Steam Cloud Game Saves
1. Back Up Game Files
Even thought your game save files are probably in good hands sitting in Steam’s Cloud, accidents happen and files get messed up. Downloading your Steam Game saves locally ensures that you’ll always have a backup you can access in case something happens where your Steam Cloud saves are either not working or no longer accessible.
2. Transfer Game Files to Different Steam Account
Maybe you found yourself making progress in a game on someone else’s Steam account, and you liked that game enough to buy it in your Steam account. However, you want to keep the progress you made in the game on the other person’s Steam account. Thankfully, if the other person is willing to download the game save you need from Steam Cloud and give it to you, you can load that game save data locally on your computer and access that file. It’s important to be aware that this only works if you have a license to access that game in your Steam account.